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Post: #11
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
min 15
max 20
usual 17
07-02-2016 07:38 PM
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Post: #12
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
My 90% is 10. I my sleep Doc prescribed 8.

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07-02-2016 08:02 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
I seem to hang around 16.9 for my 95%.

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07-02-2016 08:07 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
(07-02-2016 08:07 PM)FrankNichols Wrote:  I seem to hang around 16.9 for my 95%.

OK - I'll ask you too. Your 95% pressure is 16.9. Your max pressure set on the machine is 17. How much are you bumping up against 17? Thought about opening up the upper limit a little to see what it will do?

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07-02-2016 08:41 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
I have problems when EPAP (pressure while exhaling) is less than around 15.
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Post: #16
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
(07-02-2016 08:41 PM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  
(07-02-2016 08:07 PM)FrankNichols Wrote:  I seem to hang around 16.9 for my 95%.

OK - I'll ask you too. Your 95% pressure is 16.9. Your max pressure set on the machine is 17. How much are you bumping up against 17? Thought about opening up the upper limit a little to see what it will do?

OMMOHY

I have been gradually searching for my "sweet spot", moving it up, it started at CPAP of 10 and AHIs averaging around 15, my AHI is now at 2.5 to 3.5. I don't want to move too fast. Looking over the past few days, the pressure "touches" 17 about 9 times per night and then drops back down after a little while.

My issue is that I am fighting a severe case of major leaks with both of my masks - F10 and P10. The major leaking starts in around 15 cm/H20 and gets worse as the pressure goes up. Last night was one of the better lately with leak over redline (24) for only 11% of the night. As I learn how to hold down the leaks I am gradually raising the pressure.

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(This post was last modified: 07-03-2016 05:44 AM by FrankNichols.)
07-03-2016 05:42 AM
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Post: #17
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
After only 4 nights of Auto CPAP, my 90% is at 9.8.

My sleep lab titration was labelled on my sleep report as a 'difficult titration', and set at 6 cm/h2o fixed. However with knowledge I gained due to helpful people on this forum it was raised twice to its final 9.5, which would never have happened based on my AHI being under 5 prior to any pressure raises.

What does the 95% number mean?? Mine has changed each of the 4 nights.

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07-03-2016 06:28 AM
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Post: #18
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
The 90% pressure means you were at "or below" that number for 90% of the time.
Note the "or below" part. Doesn't mean you were at the pressure for all that time.

And yes, it may vary a little from night to night depending what your needs are.

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07-03-2016 08:37 AM
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Post: #19
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
Or, to look at it another way - at or above that number for 10% of the time. 95% number would be at or above that number 5% of the time - at or below 95% of the time.

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07-03-2016 09:38 AM
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Post: #20
RE: Survey on what pressure opens airway for you
Changes to Prescription Settings
First Last Days RDI FL Machine Pressure Relief Mode Pressure Settings
Sun Jul 3 2016 Thu Jul 7 2016 5 3.25 0.08 Auto CPAP (500X110) None APAP (Variable) Min 12 Max 20 (cmH2O)
Sat Jun 25 2016 Sat Jul 2 2016 8 2.72 0.17 Auto CPAP (500X110) None APAP (Variable) Min 11 Max 20 (cmH2O)
Wed Jun 15 2016 Fri Jun 24 2016 10 5.02 0.35 Auto CPAP (500X110) None APAP (Variable) Min 9 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Mon Jun 6 2016 Tue Jun 14 2016 9 6.90 0.36 Auto CPAP (500X110) None APAP (Variable) Min 7 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Mon May 30 2016 Sun Jun 5 2016 7 8.62 0.36 Auto CPAP (500X110) None APAP (Variable) Min 5 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Sun May 29 2016 Sun May 29 2016 1 15.00 0.00 Auto CPAP (500X110) None CPAP Min 5 Max 15 (cmH2O)
Mon Apr 25 2016 Sat May 28 2016 34 6.73 0.44 Auto CPAP (500X110) None APAP (Variable) Min 5 Max 15 (cmH2O)

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07-07-2016 08:18 PM
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